True Stories

Choreography:

Elma Kris (Emeret Lu) and Frances Rings (X300)

Artistic Director:

Stephen Page

Premiered in 2007 at Arts Centre Melbourne

Inspired by two diverse Indigenous cultures, 2007 sees the company premiere its dynamic new work – True Stories.

Emeret Lu (“Very Old Things”) – the passion and energy of the traditional people of the Torres Strait Islands. Choreographer Elma Kris explores her peoples’ love of the land, the sea and their unique culture with an exuberance handed down from generation to generation.

In the 1950’s a series of atomic explosions were conducted on Maralinga, Tjarutja traditional lands. The code name of the test site was X300. Frances Rings’ new work powerfully and spectacularly explores a landscape assumed vacant but which in reality became a contaminated desert which poisoned the people.

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an invigorating blend of voices bringing new moves and attitudes to this vibrant company

The Sydney Morning Herald


Credits

Choreography
  • Elma Kris (Emeret Lu) and Frances Rings (X300)
Music
  • Emeret Lu by Steve Francis, X300 by David Page‚Ä®
Set Design
  • Genevieve Dugard
Costume Design
  • Jennifer Irwin
Lighting Design
  • Glenn Hughes

Touring Info

  • 2009 International tour, Hungary, Austria, Germany
  • 2009 Regional tour NSW, WA
  • 2007 National tour VIC, NSW, QLD, ACT

Awards

Best Regional Touring Production, Helpmann Award, 2010
  • Bangarra Dance Theatre
Design Excellence, Drover Award, 2008
  • Bangarra Dance Theatre

Music

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